Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See endeavor.

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  • noun A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
  • noun Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb attempt by employing effort
  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Etymologies

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Middle English endeveren, corresponding to en- +‎ devoir; compare Middle French se mettre en devoir de faire ("to make it one's duty to do, to endeavour to do").

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